Professor Martyn Nash

University of Auckland
Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Martyn's research focuses on understanding the structure-function relations for biological tissues and organs including the heart, breast, skin, pelvic floor, musculo-skeletal system, tongue and lungs.

He has specific interests in the mechanisms underpinning soft tissue mechanics and electrophysiology, and his bioengineering approach centres on the integrated measurement and model-based interpretation of physiological data. Martyn has established experimental and clinical research programmes to study electrical and mechanical dysfunction of the heart, as well as to develop new methods for breast cancer detection.

Martyn strives to apply this research to facilitate (i) the development of improved medical imaging, biomedical devices and diagnostic techniques, and (ii) the discovery of possible therapeutic strategies for prevention and treatment of disease.